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Title: 힘내요 미스터 김 / Cheer Up, Mr. Kim
Chinese Title: 加油,金先生
Genre: Family, Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 124
Broadcast Network: KBS1
Broadcast period: 2012-Nov-05 to 2013-April-26
Air time: Monday to Friday 20:25


A family drama about a bachelor who raises four children and works all sorts of jobs to support his adopted family.

Kim Tae Pyung (Kim Dong Wan) is the guardian of four children with different family names and is an apartment cleaner and housework helper with good looks and skilled hands. He is one tough guy who’s made up of patience and perseverance and he takes care of children who are in the same situation as him in the past.


Main Cast

Kim Dong Wan as Kim Tae Pyung
Wang Ji Hye as Lee Woo Kyung
Choi Jung Yoon as Chun Ji Young
Yang Jin Woo as Baek Gun Wook

Tae Pyung’s family

Suh Ji Hee as Kim Hee Rae
Yun Joon Suk as Ri Chul Ryong
Oh Jae Moo as Go Joo Sung
Noh Jung Ui as Song Ah

Woo Kyung’s family

Choi Il Hwa as Lee Sang Gook
Sa Mi Ja as Oh Ssang Sim
Jung Jae Soon as Oh Ssang Ji
Kang Sung Min as Ho Kyung

Ji Young’s family

Baek Il Sub as Chun Kyung Sool
Lee Doo Il as Chun Myung Kwan
Jin Kyung as Jo Jae Nam
Kim Soo Yun as Chun Joo Hee

Gun Wook’s family

Kim Hye Sun as Hong Hae Sook
Lee Jung Gil as Baek Jae Sang


Song Seo Yun as Joo Yun Ji
Kim Duk Hyun as Kim Boo Jang
Jung Seung Kyo as Gun Wook’s staff
Yoo Yun Ji as Jang Hye Ryung
Lee Jong Goo as Moon Gyo Soo
Jo Jung Rae (조정래) as Byung Jin
Lee Joo Suk as Joo Sung’s father
Kim Sun Hwa as shop aunty
Kim Ji Min as Blind date girl

Production Credits

Chief Producer: Moon Bo Hyun
Director: Hong Suk Goo, Kim Jong Yun
Screenwriter: Jo Jung Joo


2013 Korea Drama Festival Award 2013 – Excellence Actor: Kim Dong Wan (Cheer Up Mr Kim)
2012 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Actor Awards (Daily Series): Kim Dong Wan (Cheer Up, Mr. Kim)


Official Site

Trailer I & Trailer II

Watch Online in Viki.com

65 Responses to “Cheer Up, Mr. Kim”

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  1. 51
    kel Says:

    So touching. Watch till episode 107. It’s a nice drama however, the romantic side is too less. Hope there is more romantic side to it. Other than that, its a inspiring drama with family bonds and moral story.

    Too much hardship and tears. Hope for a better ending. Gonna end soon at EP124.

  2. 52
    zhian Says:

    and for everyone who want to watch kdrama with long episode


  3. 53
    sha Says:

    Kim Dong Wan is very GOOD actor! and he is so nice in this drama… I like this drama very much 🙂

  4. 54
    Ponunae Says:

    Kdrama_fan , I think only you and me are not 100% fan of this drama. Kim Dong Wan is handsome but his expressions of anger, sadness, confusion are all same. However, since he was awarded, my view may be wrong. Teenage girl might fall on handsome housekeeper or worker. But 30 years old adult is more mature to think of possibilities. On the whole this drama gives lesson on possitive thinking, to be humble, forgiveness, honesty and so on, which is good.

  5. 55
    lara Says:

    @kel it was a family drama, so definitely it will not focused on romantic side 🙂

  6. 56
    Ttuk Says:

    I watched a few eps over the weekend. I agree with @Ponunae, the lead has such a short range. He’s like someone who just started acting lessons at the local community school. He might get a part as a Vulcan extra in the next Star Trek movie..haha. It must frustrate other actors having to work opposite someone like that.

    Choi Jung Yoon is an actress I like. Both she and Ji Hye was working hard to strike-up some chemistry with the lead, but it’s just not there. Not even a wee bit. Yea I realize the character has had no romantic relations in his life, but still he is human.

    That said, I applaud the producers, writers and directors who hold to traditional values. Perhaps the Korean culture demands it of them. It made a worthwhile experience for me.

  7. 57
    Syrena Says:

    The plot has gone from bad to worse. It was good at first then eventually the story became absurd.

    It started when the rich teacher started chasing the lead actor. I still think that she is selfish and had no regard for mr Kim at all.

  8. 58
    John k Says:

    I totally agree with you syrena. I also realized the longer this drama goes on ,the more ridiculous it gets! There isn’t a lot of romance between the two leads. When will bad things happen to Bgw and his father?? I watched up to ep120 today and was wondering if it ends at 124 is it enough episodes to show us a happy ending.?

  9. 59
    John k Says:

    Stupid ass drama!! Don’t watch this drama!! It’s a waste of time.

  10. 60
    roses4life Says:

    I do enjoy watching some of the k dramas but does anyone realise that in most k dramas, the actor and actress can stare each other without anything being said for a good 10 seconds? To combat the silence, there’s exhaustive yelling … must they yell at each other to get their point across? Some of the actors and actresses have such wooden expression, you cannot tell whether they are happy or sad.

  11. 61
    Syrena Says:

    I’ve been watching it whenever my time allows.

    However, I find the relationship between Huirae and Hogyeong disturbing.

    I am not Korean and no matter how I see it, I am interpreting it the wrong way. Perhaps it won’t be as bad if Huirae was of age but presumably in this drama she is still in her early high sschool age and is underage as against Hogyeong who must be in his mid-to late 30’s.

    Sorry, but the way it is being presented shows poor taste. It is not only me. I was watching it with a British colleague and he did even say to me- what is it with those two?

    As for the rest of the cast – they are doing very well. I love the kids and the grandma’s and not to forget the neighbours downstairs.

  12. 62
    Syrena Says:

    As for Ugyeong – My thoughts of her as selfish remains.

    She was more concerned on how Tapyeong and the kids felt than her own family, more so to her brother and Dad. Didn’t consider on what the Grandmas would feel. As per the episode I’ve watched, the Grandmas dont know yet. Far too many secrets.

    There again, this is only a drama.

  13. 63
    mauricia Says:

    I’ve watched every episode and thought this was a somewhat entertaining drama…

    I just watched episode 121 and find that this drama has gone from somewhat entertaining to absolutely ABSURD…. Only 3 more episodes to go, I wonder how this mess will end.

    I’ve been watching dramas for years, but here lately they all seem to be mediocre. My have to find a new pastime.

  14. 64
    mr.shiin.... Says:

    does anyone know anysites where i can watch with english subtitles for mr kim onward ep 90?

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